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GAS BILLS OF
THE CITY ARE
STILL UNPAID
A Compromise May
Now Be Forced.
PERRAULT WINS A VICTORY
PRAYERS AND THREATS BY
CORPORATION COUNSEL.
Board of Supervisors Delays Action
for Another Week on Account
of Dilatory Tactics by
the Minority.
The city'F pas Mils arc Btlll unpaid, and j
*. h*» San Francisco On? and Electric Com- !
•,«nny. because of its refusal to agree to <
an equitable rate for pas. finds itself con- !
fronted with the possibility of losing I
.^methinp like $186,000 on Us pas bills for
lhe present fiscal year. The money in the j
general fund, from which the gas bills;
:.gr rapidly exhausted, and
• stlmated that by the end of the !
year there will ho a shortage in the :
of more than (100,000. Unless the ;
company's pas bills are ordered paid be
this fund is exhausted t iio company;
will stand to lose the full amount of its
bills.
For this and other reasons yesterday's j
Board of Puperviors was
rendered more than lively when it reached ;
:ho point where the consideration of the !
■ iken up. Supervisor Per
rault, on behalf of the minority, made an- i
•tier assault on the bills, and by dilatory ]
parliamentary tactics Bucceeded in having,
any final action as to the payment post- j
I for another week, liis victory was
chieved, however, without a struggle
and not until Attorney Bishop, represent
ing the gas company, had paid his compli
ments to the board, the M:iynr and all
who are held responsible for the effort to
re a lower rate for gas. He begged,
ed and threatened by turns, q
■ iclty and motives of the i
utive and the members of the '
minority and end< •■ I ;• giving utterance
veiled threat that unless the bills of
the company ;ire paid, and that quickly,
no more gas and no more electric light
will be furnished and the city will be left
In darkness.
At the last meeting of the board, when :
•lie authorization ol the g;is company's
bills for November, December, Jan vary,
February and March came up for final
Perrault moved as j
an amendment to tho resolution of au- i
inorization that the rate charged be
changed from $1 o'J per thousand feet to '
$1 10 per thousand feet. The amendment
was lost by a vote of 7 to 5, and Perrault
gave notice of a motion to reconsider the |
vote. This action hung the bills up for a j
week. Yesterday when the- motion to re- •
consider came up it was lost by the fol
ng vote:
Noes — Aigeltinger, Attridge, Black, Col-
Kalben, Holland. Phelps, 7; ayes—
Bylngton, Dt-asy, Heyer, Lackmann, i't-r
--rault. 5.
The question was then on the final pas
page of the authorizations, and PerrauU
moved to amend the authorizations by
making tbe rate to be paid for gas $i 09
instead of Jl 50. and to reduce the rate
charged for electric lights 26 percent The ;
on the amendment w;is:
Noes— Aigeltinger. Attridge, Black, Col- |
lins, }) ■Hand. Kalben, PI tyes—
Byington, Deasy, Heyer, Lackmann, Per- *
rault. 5.
Perrault th«-n pave notice of a motion to
whereby the amend
ment was lost. This gave I storm
. f dissent from the majority members, as
they realized that such action would tie i
up the bills for another week. The Mayor,
■. er, ruled the proceeding to he 1
r. In the meantime Attorney Bishop .
asked for and obtained the consent of the I
board is It. He begged the board
ort to dilatory tactics but to
take some definite and final action. He
wanted such action taken, he said, b< -
. he was led to believe the Mayor
veto the authorizations even were
they passed. If this were done it would j
give his clients an opportunity to appeal j
to the courts, a proceeding which he de- j
. to be what the gas company most
urgently desired.
Perrault suggested to Mr. Bishop that
there wa^j a matter of something more i
Than 1186,000 involved In the payment of
the bills, and if the gas company did not
come to time soon there would probably
be no money left in th<=> treasury to pay
them with. He added that the board had
put Itself on r< ■ Ing in favor of a
rnte of *1 10 for gas, but that if the gas
compa-ny showed a diposition to do the
right thing and come forward with a
proposition the board might be induced
to compromise by paying the bills at the
rate of $1 35. •
This was not what Mr. Bishop wanted.
He declared that the board Bhould author
ize the payment of the bills as presented
and allow the Mayor to veto them so that
the matter could be taken to the courts.
He said that the board could not expect
ihf> pas company to u:o on furnishing gas
ut a loss and that it would not do so.
Mayor Phelan recommended to Mr.
Bishop that he make «ome proposition to
the board for a reduction of the rate
charged, making the somewhat unneces
t-arv explanation that the dilatory tac
tics adopted by the minority were for the
purpose of forcing the company to come
to terms, it being apparent that it could
not be Induced to make a fait rate in any
other way. Bishop replied that he was
not empowered by his cli< nts to make
any such proposition as that suggested by
the Mayor and that he would not do bo.
He then madf another appeal to theboard
to pass the bills, but without avail. The
majority could see no way in which the
defensive tactics of the minority and the
rulings of the Mayor could be overcome.
As the case now stands there can be no
final action until the next meeting of the
lo.'ird, and in the meantime the amount
of available money in th>- general fund
grows beautifully lea •. if was a very bad
day for the corp i it ad the prospects
for the future are ni I ai all i ncouraging'.
United Commercial Travelers
The past senior councilors of the United
Commercial Travelers of California held
a meeting In the Grand H^tel on lust.
Saturday, organized a grand council tor
th« Btate of California and elected aa
I officers to serve for the current,
term: H. L. Judell of San Francisco,
Krand senior councilor; H. H. Yerrington
"f Loa Anp'k-s, junior councilor; Adolph
i". Boldemann of San Francisco, past
councilor; William F. Peterson of Sacra
mento, treasurer; Oscar Boldemann of
San Frani Ibco, secretary; Henry A. Ger,
--iit-9 of Los A.nߣleß, conductor; <"'!iarles J.
Simon "f San Francisco, pa«e; A. S. Ab
bott of I,ns Angeles, Bentfnei; W. J. Bar
rett and A. S. Abboti of l>os Angeles and
L. A Malson and Charts J. Simon of
San Francisco, executive committee;
Adolph < '. HuMemnnn and w. F. Peterson,
repreaentatrvea to th*? Sujireme Council.
After the new. officers had been installed
by Deputy Supreme Councilor 1,. L.
\voodrriaiiHe« . the grand pound] adjourned
to meet in Los Angeles tin May next.'
STUDIED AT ANNAPOLIS.
M. Kojima of Japan a Special Student
at the Naval School.
M. Kojlma of Tokio, Japan, is registered
nt the California, Mr. Kojima has been
a special student at the Annapolis Naval
Academy, having been admitted by a
special act of Congress on the request of
the Japan Government He was sent to
the school to become thoroughly con
versant with the custMiris in vogue in the
training of our naval men. He will report
the re.sult of his observations to hi« Gov
ernment and will most likely be placed in
charge of a similar institution to bo es
tablished In the Orient. Mr. Kojima will
••il on the steumcr Gaelic to-morrow.
STRAW BONDS
THE SUBJECT OF
INVESTIGATION
The Methods of Clerk
Kelly Exposed.
GRAND JURY IS INTERESTED
MORE INDICTMENTS AGAINST
"PETE" McGLADE.
Accused of Robbing the City While
Acting as Bookkeeper in the
Iffir.e of Superintendent
of Streets.
The numerous straw hpnds that have
been accepted by Police Court Clerk Kelly
i were the subject of investigation by the
! Grand Jury yesterday. Police Captain
Seymour was called to testify to the
worthlessness of the bonds accepted by
: the clerk of Judge Graham's court. Sey
. mour exhibited over a hundred bonds ac
; cepted by Kelly and which were pro
nounced worthless by Bond Expert New
man. In the majority of cases where
criminals were released on bonds the
names of William Gallagher and "Mike"
; Flynn, saloon-keepers, were named as
sureties. Flynn and Gallagher keep a
n on Grant avenue and Morton
' street. Kelly had an "office" in the sa
loon where he has been in the habit of
accepting bogus bonds. D. Becker and
] his brother, Abe, both of whom are sa
loon-keepers, appear3d before the Grand
i Jury and were closely questioned rela
tive to the straw bond business. It de
. veloped at the investigation that the
! Beckers have been responsible for the
release of several criminals on bonds ac
cepted by Kelly.
The brothers admitted that they had
signed their names to bonds for the re
' lease of a number of prisoners for politi
; cal reasons.
"It is this way," declared D. Becker,
. who conducts a saloon at 5 Mason street.
"We are not in business for oiir health.
! In every rase where I went as surety on
! a bond I did so as a matter of business.
When a frequenter of my saloon had the
' misfortune to' bo arrested I gladly con
-1 sented to become one of the bondsmen
rather than have him stay in jail over
night."
Becker admitted that he "went good
for s.-veral female lonizens of the ten-,,
derloin who were arrested for transgress
ing the law.
Charles Lederer. whose name appears
' on a number of bonds which were ac
i cepted by Clerk Keily, was also closely
questioned. He admitted that he was on
friendly terms with Kelly and did not
hesitate when necessary to ask him to ac
tept him as a surety on a bond. Lederer
, frankly confessed that he was paid for
his services, frequently receiving as much
as VJfl to sign his name to a bond for the
release of a woman charged with grand
larceny.
By dint of inquiry the Grand Jury has
learned that in many cases where crim
inala have been released the necessary
bonds were, not furnished until the day
: following their temporary discharge from
custody. In one Instance it was shown
1 that a notorious woman named Flossie
1 O'Brien, who is known as the queen <>i
pl( kpockets, was released on an order
signed by Clerk Kelly five minutes after
she had been arrested. The following
morning the necessary bonds were fur
-1 nished and placed on record in the court.
"Billy" Gallagher, when questioned be
fore the Grand Jury, acknowledged that
I he had a number of blank bail bonds and
orders of discharge h a desk in bis sa
loon. As soon as one of his customers
was arrested he would have Clerk Kelly
make out an order for the release of his
friend. He emphatically denied that he
I was aware that Kelly was in the habit
! of issuing an order of discharge before
the requisite bonds were furnished.
At the conclusion of the investigation
■ into the straw bond business the Grand
Jury again took up the cases of Peter Mc-
Glade, the ex-bookkeeper in the office of
the Superintendent of Streets. After a
short investigation they returned two ad
'> dttional indictments against the disgraced
• official.
It is understood that the indictments
are for forgery in collecting money from
' the city on "dummy" warrants.
/\iCcsza ".
"In Mlzzoura," Gus Thomas' sue
■ cessful play, was presented at the Alca
■ zar last night and there was scarcely a
1 vacant seat. It bids fair to score as great
■ a popularity as It did last September. The
: simple homely life of the dwellers in Pike
County, Mo., interrupted by the introduc
tion of a stage-robber and the consequent
i upheaval in the family circle of the vil
: lage blacksmith was well portrayed by
I the stock company. Ernest Hastings
i gave another proof of. his versatility as
Jim Radburn, the Sheriff of the county,
, and scored a pronounced success. He was
quiet and effective throughout. One of
' the best bits of character work seen on
the Alcazar stage for a long time was
the 'Lizbeth Vernon of Miss Maybelle
Bowman. She made a decided hit and
was ably seconded by Clarence Montaine
as .Dave. Charles Bryant as Joe Vernon,
, the blacksmith: George I. Webster as
: Robert Travers, Howard Scott as Colonel
Bellinger. Miss Adelaide Fitzallen as
i Kate Vernon, Miss Marie Howe as Mrs.
Joe Vernon and Miss Laura Crews as
j Em'ly Radburn. The play was well
■ staged.
Orpheum.
Moung Toon and Moung Chet, the Bur
mese jugglers, who ply their craft with
out the aid of. their hands, are the sensa
tion of the four new turns at the Or
pheum. These gentlemen ■on the road
from Mandilay wear ,the native summer
costume, a bib for the loins, a turban and
India-ink decorations on the upper
! part ct the legs— nothing else. With their
feet, lcga, head and shoulders they do
tricks in Jugglery that ordinary ball-toss
i ers would be glad to do with the assist
' ance of aU of their hands. Th-j act is
absolutely new to this country, and tre
, mendously entertaining. Billy Van, the
reformed minstrel, is. the best of the oth
.er new-comers. He has a batch of new
stories, , one of which, is suggestive but
undeniably clever. Montgomery and
Stone repeat the rag songs and dances
and monkey imitations that won them a
hit some time ago, and the Donovans do
one of those fixture "josh" dialogues in
; which the woman's face, form and hair
are made the butts of the man's podgy
Jocularity. ' '. .• ■:■-■')
J\\z Ghu^es. v
To the satisfaction of a large audience
' "Waldo and Elliot, contortionists, did
I ■some wonderfully crooked work hanging
ito a trapeze at the Chutes last night.
Martin Franklyn, parodist and dancer, the
! Morrells. banjoists, and a clever little girl
j called "Maudle," on the programme, were
I also new and successful in obtaining ap
-1 plause. • On Thursday night an amateur
minstrel show will be given.
Th* Krveisel Quartet.
The Knelsels are coming and will be
'■ heard at the Sherman and Clay Hall next
; Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The
I sale of seats is now progressing with a
large demand. ___
0 v} t pi \.
The Olympia has the four Salvinis,
whose feats, in the acrobatic line won
many favors for them last night. The
Hartwell Sisters, acrobatic dancers,
scored well, and Way and Maltland got
several encores on Miss Maitland's coon
j songs. The rest of the bill Is from last
j .week, _ .-:-.•-; Yyk<\v (<■-. ''■
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, MAT 23, 1899.
BLEND OF PARLOR
MELODRAMA AND
SPRY CYNICISM
Kelcey and Shannon
in Fitch's Play.
THE TIVOLI'S "MANDARIN"
SOUTHWELL COMPANY IN "THE
GYPSY BARON."
Burmese Jugglers at the Orpheum
Who Work Without Hands.
"In Mizzoura" Again at
the Alcazar.
"The Moth and the Flame," which
Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon
presented in the Columbia Theater
last night to an unusually la/ge and
modish audience, is, in the main, very
much like the pictures of it that you
see on the billboards. That scene in
the church— where the villain at the
altar in the act of wedding the spotless
heroine when the ceremony is parted
in the middle by the entrance of the
other woman and her fatherless child —
is played just as advertised. Mr. Kel
cey does strike his cast-off victim a
cruel blow on the brow, and the girl
who is about to become his bride utters
a withering "Coward!" The plot and
the main situations remind you for
cibly of Miss Laura Jean Libby. Mr.
David Belasco himself has never suc
ceeded in being more Laura Jeanish
than Clyde Fitch is in his play. But—
and hei;e comes the difference and the
reason why some 2000 intelligent play
goers gave warrh attention to "The
Moth and the Flame" last night— Mr.
Fitch has set these yeliow-back situa
tions to an accompaniment of keen,
smart, American humor. His absurdly
serious characters are countered by
others that axe candidly flippant, im
pertinent and cynical. These latter con
tribute an almost constant run of spry
comment and raillery. They forestall
you in the gentle business of jeers and
sarcastic laughter. In fact, Mr. Fitch
has written a little audience of his own
that saves the one out in the audi
torium a lot of trouble and gives it a
lot of merriment. A very ingenious bit
of playwriting.
So I will not venture to take Mr.
Fitch's seriousness too seriously. The
villain, who starts out to be
the very plausible smoothy that
you would call by another
name, soon blossoms out in the
regular conventional colors of malevo
lence. After the pugilistic episode in
the church he still pursues the girl and
threatens her with the secret of her re
cently suicided father's defalcations;
and when this matter is congenially
baffled he sadly leaves for Europe, first
giving his name to the woman whom he
has betrayed and their child. It would !
be too much to ask Mr. Kelcey, or any j
other actor whose personality is a pop- '
ular fixture, to forego some sort of an !
amicable compromise at the end; and
anyway this bit of reparation is quite J
in keeping 1 with the suddennesses that
have preceded it. Indeeed, this ending
is a gem when you think how much
worse Mr. Fitch might have done. He
might have reformed Mr. Kelcey en
tirely at the twelfth hour and given
him Miss Shannon's hand anl forgive
ness. In the present arrangement she
does not need it, for the impulsive
youth whose love and warning she had
scorned in the earlier scenes is confi
dently ready and waiting as the last
curtainfalls^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
And this is not the only forbearance
on the part of the author. He has not
clothed the Injured lady in black al
paca; and she does not speak of the
fruits of her love as "me-cheild"; and
the youngster does not invade the altar
crying "Popper!"
The comedy part is really admirable.
At times you are reminded in a modest
way of Oscar Wilde. The lines glitter
like bright tin pans. There is a cer
tain modern social swing in the talk at
the ball (adults in children's costume —
very droll conceit after the mode of
Pinero) at the interrupted wedding, and
in fact, in the last act, too. In the
lighter characters epigrammatic imper
tinence is given full swing and many
of the sallies are memorable. The most
of the wit-work falls to a Mrs. Lorri
mer, twice married and divorced and
looking for more. Miss Marion Abbott
has this part, which Is quite the catchi
est in the play, and she makes it de
lightful with her large contralto hu
mor. She was easily the belle of the
party last night. Miss Leila Ellis has
another part in much the same vein,
which she handles successfully, and
Miss Winona Shannon gives contrast
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in a little role that is fitted to her sym
pathetic smile.
Miss Effle Shannon is not at her most
as the interrupted bride. The part re
quires either less legitimate effort or
more out-and-out melodrama. As it is
not in Miss Shannon's temperament to
give the latter, she would do better to
play with less obvious emotion. Her
rendition last night was neither one
thing nor the other. It was not strenu
ous enough for melodrama, and it was
tod artificially cadenced for the oppo
site qualities of repression and sugges
tion. 1 don't know just how to be just
to Mr. Kelcey. His part is very trying.
It is too inconsistent even for human
nature as we see it off the stage. It
has the making of an accomplished
villain early in the game, but it peters
out woefully as the piece advances.
Considering this, you must give the
actor credit for making as much out
of it as he does. I can think trf only
one improvement, and that would be
for Mr. Kelcey not to take the audience
into his confidence by means of know
ing winks. The lines themselves are
quite obvious enough for the densest o-f
us. It is a pity for Herbert Kelcey
ever to forget that in a certain line of
varnished parts he is one of the most
valuable men on the modern stage.
The company is a large one and gen
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I Hotel and cottage rates. $10 to $14 per week.
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Opening of new hotel; 1 all modern Improve-
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Favorite resort of the State; the water is un-
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The beautiful new resort at the head of i
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mer; board or camp cottages; Sunday excur-
sions. $1. For circulars address H. I*. 1 MAR-
TIN, Camp Taylor. Cal. .
KLAMATH hot springs
(Beswlck. Slsklyou County, Cal.)
Finest fishing and health resort on the coast.
Climate perfect. For particulars apply to ED-
SON BROS.. Proprietors. .
LAUREL DEL
LAKE AND HOTEL.
Climate, scenery, entertainment; none better
In Lake Co. gas indoors and out. • '
H. WAMBOLD.
PLEASANT VIEW RANCH. -
Good fishing, hunting, bathing; fresh
milk, butter and eggs, fresh fruit. Terms,
$7. : E. M. SHELFORD, Cloverdale, CaL
Free carriage. , , "t. •;>■,'.
erally competent, the scenes are in good
taste, and altogether the performance
has many attractive features.
ASHTON STEVENS.
TVoii
No better example of the versatility of
Reginald tie Koven and Harry B. Smith
can be found than in their latest produc
tion, "The Mandarin," on this week and
doubtless for another week at the Tivoli.
The introductory performance of this
comic opera was given last night and was
received with enthusiasm. A little nerv
ousness was manifested by the players
during the first act, but. on the raising of
the curtain on the second players and
audience alike became enthused and the
piece was well rounded out.
"The Mandarin" is a Chinese opera, al
though the general entanglement and
final unraveling of the plot plainly be
speaks the American author. The story
presents a Mandarin of Fuchau, China,
who has the misfortune to closely resem
ble the town vagabond. Fan Tan. Fan
Tan is the possessor of a beautiful wife,
to whom he is devoted; but frequently he
leaves his love for brawls that last for a
period of days. During one of these
brawls and his consequent absence from
home the Mandarin passes his humble
cottage, and being told of the beauty of
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Livery stable near by i
the Paso Robles Springs — ]
go out for long or short i[
drives — down the river — ]
up the mountain — across i]
the valley. I 1
i
Winding drives;!
of Paso Robles.
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Visit the old San Miguel
Missions, 7 miles away ; ;!
Santa Ysabel Springs and 1]
mineral lake — over a hard ]i
road from the hotel. ( [
Otto E. Never. Prop. City Office. I.
Paso Roblee, Cal. 636 Market st. i |
The New
Vendome
Rebuilt and ready; thirty-six
new suites in addition to former
accommodations, each with bath
and toilet. Complete new fur-
nishings throughout.
Headquarters for Mt. Hamil-
ton visitors.
GEORGE P. SNELL, San Joee,
Manager. Cal.
niniion HOT pprixgs - - Thu
Uflvfllxll l<eF >utiful summer and
iHflHlllll v - i:lter resort. now
I 111111 l VW owned and managed by
DR. J. PKKRAL'LT, who as resident physi-
cian, will devote his entire time to the welfare
of his guests, whether sick or well, is situated
150 miles south of San Francisco, In the Coast
Range Mountains, at an elevation of 1000 feet.
The climate Is soft and balmy and free from
fogs. Soda, sulphur and iron springs. Hot
plunge and tank baths; delightful grounds,
comfortable hotel; annex and cottages; good
hunting and fishing; grand scenery; lovely
walks and drives. Special rates to families oc-
cupying entire cottages, or Invalids or other?
remaining more than one month. Trains dally
from Third and Townsend st. depot. 9 a. m.
(Pullman to Soledad. thence seven miles by
stage to Paralso.) Round trip. $8. For further
Information address J. PERRAULT. M.D., Pa-
ralso Springs, or city office, 336 Sutter st.. S. F.
FAMOUS GILROY HOT SPRINGS.
(Change of Management.)
R. ROBERTSON (for the past five years at
Paralso Springs). Prop, and Manager.
The hatel and cottages have been thoroughly
renovated— new furniture, beds, carpets, etc.
The Table the best the market affords. The
Baths refitted and Improved— competent at-
tendants and masseurs. Grounds and walks
beautified. Fine hunting and fishing. Trains
leave Third and Townsend sts., S. F., at 9
a. m. and 2:45 p. m. Carriages at Gllroy for
the Springs.
For illustrated pamphlets and special rates
by months nnd for families address R. ROB-
ERTSON, Gllroy Hot Springs. Cal.
BYRON HOT SPRINGS,
Most Popular Resort on the Pacific
Coast. Take S. P. Ferryboat, foot of
Market st., 9 a. m. or f> p. m. Only 3
hours' ride. No staging. Carriage
meets you at the train. Fine Hotel.
Hnt Mineral Baths cure Rheumntlsm.
Ad<rre=a A. BETTENS. Manager.
Byron Hot Springs, Cal.
Mark West Springs,
MOST PICTURESQUE RESORT. VARIETY
of mineral springs, Soda. Sulphur. Magne-
sia. Iron and Arsenic; plunge bath: swimming
pool, billiards, shuffleboard, croquet and other
games. Accommodations first-class ; table good:
$9 to $12 a week. Round trip, $3 75. Stage
moets morning trains md Sat. eve. FRESE &
JUERGENSEN, Mark Wrst Springs, Sonoma
Co.. Cal. City Office. 912 Larkln st.
HOTEL MOUNT VIEW,
A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER RESORT IN ROSS
VALLEY ; now open for guests. For terms
and particulars address MRS. M. I. LEACH,
Ross Valley, Marin County, Cal.
HOWELL MOUNTAIN,
A lovely home one mile from Angwin's Hotel-
about 11"> acres; g acres hay land; 7 acres full'
bearing vineyard; fine spring, also well supplied
by n. spring; house, barn and outbuildings-
adapted for summer resort. Apply to MRS H
T. WAGELAND, St. Helena. Napa Co.. Cal.
KENILWORTH INN,
MILL VALLEY— A most delightful summer
home. Every modern convenience. In and
out door sports. Forty-five minutes from San
Francisco. Table under personal care of MRS
M. MERRY, Proprietor.
BLUE LAKES HOTEL
VV ILL BE CONDUCTED IN A QUIET
" homelike manner, i 'th one of the best
tables in the county; $10 to $12 ncr week. Round
trip, %'J 50. S. F. and N. P. to tjklah: thence by
stage. Address J. WIL' ON. Hertha Lake
County, Cal.
DUNCAN SPRINGS^
Two ;nlles from Hopland. Unequaled soda and
magnesia springs; baths; furnished cottages
Terms, |io to $12. Buy through tickets. Send
for circular. O. HOWELL, Hopland, Cad.
the vagabond's wife decides to woo and
win her, hut not to wed her, as he has
already his allotted number of wives,
twelve, and should he marry another he
would encroach upon the right of the
Emperor, who alone has thirteen in his
home circle, and would suffer the penalty
of his life. So the Mandarin disguises him
self as the vagabond and calls upon the
benuuful wife of his double, and she. be
lieving he is her husband, to his great
joy throws herself in his arms. She then
introduces him to the twins, and puts
an iced rag around his head. This is. all
very pleasant for him, but unfortunately
his valet leaves his royal robes lying
around, and Fan Tan. when he returns
home, gets into them, is discovered thusly
by the Mandarin's guardian and to his
great disgust is carried away to the pal
ace to be caressed by the Mandarin's'
twelve wives and score of children. In
the meantime the Mandarin has been ar
rested and cast into prison for the vaga
bond's sins, and his wife in searching, for
him finds herself in the palace, where she
announces herself as his wife. This brands
him as the proprietor of thirteen wives.
and as the Emperor is informed of his
crime by a lover of one of the twelve, he
is cast into prison to await his fate. The
Mandarin has also become as seriously
entangled and as both are about to be
beheaded a fourteenth wife of the Em
peror is discovered and he is called upon
to prosecute himself for treason. As this
would mean the death of himself he par
dons all hands and "all live happily ever
afterward." . _.
The libretto is witty and new. The sing
SANTA GATALINA
ISLAND.
3% Hours' Ride From Los Angeles, Cal.
AMERICA'S FOREMOST RESORT.
Write for information about Catallna's won-
derful attractions. World's records for rod and
reel angling.- Fishing tournament May 1 to
Sept.- 1, auspices Tuna Club. Sixth season
of our famous Marine Band.
The Hotels Metropole and Island Villa.
Modern Conveniences. Efficient Management.
Moderate Rates. Best Golf. Links.
IDEAL CAMP LIFE.
BANNING COMPANY, 222 South Spring St.,
Los Angeles, Cal.. or call on G. W. THOMP-
SON, Agent, 621 Market st., San Francisco.
GO TO
Hotel del
Coronado
Fop your summer outing.
Best golf grounds in the State.
Unequaled fishing, sailing, cycling,
hunting, bathing, etc *
Reduced Summer Rates.
Apply 4 New Montgomery Street,
SAN FRANCISCO.
The Place for f\ nriTJ A TJTVn the FOOT- !
BESTand ORCHARD*}"-*.
HEALTH SPRINGS »™BS.
" nVM the C. P.R.R.
Plain. Quiet Retreat: Finest Scenery, Water,
Mountain Air. Fruit and All the Year
Around Climate In California.
Ideal Grounds and Surroundings. On Railroad,
• • 136 Miles from San Francisco.
$8 week. Open all year. Send for Booklet. !
Address Orchard Springs, Chicago Park, Cal.
Get out of
the wind — get to
/Etna Springs.
2 trains daily— 7:3o a. m., 4 p. m. Round trip
$7, Includes private carriage to Springs. W. L.
MITCHELL, Aetna Springs, Napa Co., Cal.
Sea Beach Hotel
SANTA CRUZ," CAL.
CALIFORNIA'S FAVORITE RESORT, LO- |
cated on a flowering slope from the beach.
Unsurpassed view of. beach, bay and mountains.
Salmon fishing, tennis court, croquet grounds
and, music. Reasonable rates. For terms ad- |
dress J. B. PEAKES, Proprietor.
J. T. BROOKS, Chief Clerk.
HARBIN'S HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS,
LAKE COUNTT. .
Th« Best In the VL/orlcJ.
HOTEL. COTTAGES and GROUNDS light- !
ed with ACETYLENE GAS. Open the year j
round. Sulphur. Iron, Magnesia and Arsenic.
All kinds of baths. WONDERFUL CURES
of Rheumatism. Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Paraly- '■
sis. Skin Diseases ' and Kidney, Liver and'
Stomach troubles. Long ■ distance phone.
Terms. $10 to $18 per week. Dally stage from
Callstoga. J. A. HAYS. Prop.
SUMMER HOME FARM.
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS: FIRST-CLASS
family resort; -cottages, tents, hunting and fish- !
Ing; artificial lake for boating and swimming; !
long distance telephone; campers' return tick- <
ets, $2 50; hotel open the year round. Send for !
circulars to J. H. HAESTERS, Gienwood Cal. !
, i
RfIPA HfITFI The S rand «st resort In the
DUCA lIUICL- sierra Nevadas for the '
hunter and fisherman; pleasant sunny rooms, ;
good boating on lake; boats free to guests;
prices reasonable, IS to $10 per week; special
rates for families. The celebrated Truckee I
River trout are unequaled in California- W. J.
McDonald, Manager.
DR. C. C. O'DONNELL'S
Sanitarium and Mineral Springs. Glen Ellen,
Sonoma County; also 20 completely furnished !
E-room cottages; good boating, fishing and I
hunting; finest summer resort and mineral
water for all diseases In America: camping
ground and mineral 'water free. Apply to Dr. j
C. C. O'Donnell. 1021V4 Market st., bet. Sixth
and Seventh. San Francisco.
Yosemite Valley and Big Trees.
Superior accommodations and lowest rates
via the "Valley ' Road" route. For full par-
ticulars address JOHN MOSS. Traffic Dept..
321 Market St., San Francisco.
MENDENHALL MINERAL SPRINGS.
Open under new management, on cottage
plan; 2000 feet above sea; average heat, 75 ;
degrees Stage connects with trains at Liver- i
more at 2:16 p. m. Entire fare from San Fran- ,
Cisco, $2 50. For particulars address DR. :
FRANK PITT. Proprietor, Llvermore. Cal.
IN MENDOCINO COUNTY.
Beautiful secnery and drives; unexcelled
hunting; best trout fishing in California; excel-
lent table, $7 F.O per week; fine rigs for accom-
modation of guests: dally malls. Get full par-
ticulars from A. H. YORDI. SO9 Call build-
ing, San Francisco.
AGUA CALIENTE SPRINGS.
Sonoma Valley, two hours from 8. F., via Tlh-
uron ferry. Warm mineral swimming and tub
baths. Water, gas, electric bells. Rates $10 to
$12 per week, $2 per day. Address Aqua Call-
ente Springs. Aqua Callente. Sonoma Co., Cal.. 1
WDITP >v - H. MILLER. Uklah Stables, for
TT fill C economical and best way and ac-
commodations to Springs in Lake and Mendo-
clno counties. Stage for Blue Lakes. Laurel
Dell. Saratoga ' Springs, . Witter ; Spring's ► and
Upper Lake. ■..-. - ■ . • . .
ing is wood, the music catchy, showing
study on the part of the composer to.
master the Oriental idea of harmonyj
Wallace Shaw (as the Mandarin) . Edwiil
Stevens (as the vagabond*. \J .»»»a m V^M,
ette (as the Emperor of Chtrra). mil
Branson. Anna Lfcnter. Annie ii NTyers and
Ynez Dean were rewarded by frequent
applaus*.
Cjrand Opera-House.
The "Gypsy Baron" scored a success at
the Grand Opera house last night. Not
withstanding that it was its first produc
tion by the Southwell Opera Company, it
was well presented, nearly every solo and
chorus being heartily encored. The com
pany perform.', l their parts tree trom the
restraint which usually marks first-night
performances. Thomas Persse made the
best of the title role. William Wolff, as
Kalman Zsupan. sustained a clean com
edy vein, Edith Mason as Sam. the SYPsy
glrL was at her best, and Hattie Bell
Ladd won merited applause as ( zypra,
the old gypsy.
The fUie linale to the first act went
through without a hitch, and the meet
ing of the gypsies in the second act
brought out many of the excellent parts
of the piece. The drills in the last act
constituted a fitting close and the audi
ence went away highly pleased. The
seenerv was striking and appropriate.
On next Monday night "Prlficess Nico
tine " Lillian Russell's famous Casino pro
duction, will be staged for the first time
in this city.
FREE CAMPING
Ideal camping spots all along: the main
line, Sonoma and Guerneville branches of
the California Northwestern Railway
(lessee San Francisco and North Pacific
Railway), the picturesque route of Cali-
fornia. While parties can camp any-
where, close to or remote from the rail--
road, a few picturesque spots especially
adapted for campers have been selected
on account of their easy access to San
Francisco.
Glen Ellen Park and four miles along .J
Sonoma Creek, beautifully shaded. Excel-
lent fishing and bathing. Mr. C. E. Har-
vey, at .Glen Ellen, will show locations.
Mirabel Park, on our Guerneville
branch, adjoining the railroad, and skirted
by Mark West Creek, which is now
dammed, affording fine bathing, boating
for two miles, and good fishing. Man in.
charge. Row boats at reasonable rental.
Guerneville, in the midst of the redwood
country, and on the Russian River, is
practically the terminus of the Guerne-
ville branch. The people of the town and
vicinity, under the name of the Business
Men's Association, of Guerneville, offer
free camping sites throughout the whole
section. The Russian River will ">e
dammed, affording a magnificent sheet of
water for bathing and boating. Mr. D.
Connell, proprietor of the livery stable at
Guerneville, representing- the association,
will meet all trains, and without charge
will show prospective campers the various
locations. '.-•
.To and from all these points double
daily train service.
Supplies delivered on the grounds by
the merchants of the adjoining towns.
Tickets for camping parties are to be
procured at Ticket Office, 650 Market st.
For detailed information apply at Ticket
Office, 650 Market St.. Chronicle building,
or at General Office, Mutual Life building,
Sansome and California streets.
H. C. WHITING, R. X. RYAN,
General Manager. Gen. Pass : Agt.
SEIGLER SPRINGS,
LAKE COUNTY.
ThJp delightful watering place la located la
the midst of the Coast Range.
Abundance of mineral springs, hot and cold 1
plunge baths, large swimming tank of mineral ,
water, fine stone dining room; telephone con-
Elections, electric lights, livery accommodation;
good trout fishing and hunting. Round trio
tickets at Southern Pacific offices, $10.
JOHN SPAULDING, Proprietor.
HOTEL BELVEDERE
Open for the Season April 1- Ample accom-
modations in Hotel; also In new cottages, Just
completed.
7VIRS. A. T. MoORE,
' - .' BELVEDERE.
Montgomery Sulphur Springs,
Natural hot mineral baths. Good ■ country
board. Rates •$6 and $7 per week. MRS. J.
MONTGOMERY, Calistoga, Cal.
PLANTATION HOUSE,
Eighteen miles from Cazadero, on stage line.
Good trout fishing, plenty fruit, cream and
milk; free conveyance for parties of two or
more: grand redwood . scenery. Address J.
LUTTRINGER, Seaview, Sonoma County, or
apply E. KRUSE, 207 Front st., S. F., for par-
ticulars. '
TAUT CD in- Most beautiful spot In Lake
VAHL3DAU County. The mineral springs are
famous for marvelous cures when all el."»
failed, especially in stomach, liver, kidney and
bladder affections. Superior accommodations.
$10 per week. Fine roads, trout fishing and
deer hunting. Write W. R. McGOVERN. Carls-
bad, Lake County. ■ ■
"'£'£ TOCALOMA. M & IN
BERTRAND HOTEL— First-class accommo-
dations- reasonable rates; fishing:: beautiful
drives to Bear Valley, etc. JOSEPH F. BER-
TRAND, or Winchester Hotel Dining-room,
first floor. 58 Third st. . San Francisco.
SAMUEL SODA SPRINGS. v
J. R. Morris, Prop.. Napa County. Cal. Bur» " *
cure fcr dyspepsia, indigestion, rheumatism
and constipation; hot mineral baths. These
springs are located in Napa County, 20 miles
east of St Helena. The water la bottled at
the springs and contains Its own natural gaa.
Stage leaves St. Helena. .
Yosemite Camping Excursions.
CAMP OPENS JUNE IST.
See DAVID A. CURRY at the Valley Road
Office, 321 Market st., San Francisco.
GLENWOOD HOTEL.
AMONG THE REDWOODS, SANTA CRU2
M't'ns; 5 minutes' walk from' depot; milk,
poultry, fruit, iron springs; dßs throughout
telephone and telegraph. Round trip, $2 50; $3 to
$10 per week. Free carriage to and from trains.
Write WILLIAM MARTIN, Glenwood, Cal.
JOHANNISBERG.
FAMILY RESORT AND OUTING PLACB
In the midst of the Napa Redwoods, Mount
Veeder, 3100 feet. Large lake, boating, swim-
ming, hunting, fishing. Terms, $6 to $10 per
week. Send for circulars. JOHANNISBERO
RESORT. Oakville. Napa County, Cal.
SANTA CRUZ Mountains— A quiet foothill
• ' ranch, located In Blackburn Gulch, s miles
from Santa Cruz; delightful summer home in
the redwoods; running water; abundance of
fruit; good table; terms. $5 per week; children
under 10. 13. Address W. CitANDELL. Santa
Cruz, Cal.
PARK HOUSE and cottages at Ben Lomond.
10 miles from Santa Cruz, ■ with unsurpassed
climate, presents the best to be had as a
summer resort: best drives in the State;
special rates to families; charges very mod-
erate. T. H. PETERSON. Ben Lomond. Cal.
OAK GROVE cottage, Saratoga: newly fur-
nished; good table: Congress Springs water;
team for drives. Address box 6, Saratoga. \
ANY ore looking for nice, quiet, comfortable ■
farm home to spend vacation address F.
QUIEN. Glen Ellen. Sonoma Co.. Cal. *
ANITA Station, near Mill Valley— 3 or 4
rooms, with board; good accommodations et
Manzanlta Villa, •.-■■. ■

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